29th Polotskaya order of Suvorov Motorised Rifle Division

29-я мотострелковая Полоцкая ордена Суворова дивизия

Military Unit: 61425

Activated 4.6.57 in Shikhany, Saratov Oblast, as the 110th Motorised Rifle Division, from the 63rd Mechanised Division.

Organisation 1960:

19.2.62 re-organised:

17.11.64 renamed 29th Motorised Rifle Division.

In 4.68 re-organised:

In 1968 the 243rd independent Sapper Battalion was renamed 243rd independent Engineer-Sapper Battalion.

Organisation 1970:

In 1972 the 000 independent Chemical Defence Company was renamed 116th independent Chemical Defence Battalion.

15.11.72 re-organised:

In 1980 the 000 independent Motor Transport Battalion was renamed 1132nd independent Material Supply Battalion.

Organisation 1980:

Organisation 1988:

Disbanded 1994.



Divisional coordinates:

The division was maintained as a Ready Division - Reduced Strength I (US terms: Category II) - manning was about 70% (8200 men), with two regiments maintained at full strength.